A Full Throttle Marathon Workout, and Year-End Reflections on the Catalyst that is F3

  • When: 12/27/17
  • QIC: Shots Fired!
  • The PAX: Guitar Hero, Snoop Dogg, Shots Fired!

Three PAX posted at the Marathon for a Red Barchetta beatdown of epic proportions. The heightened bloodflow caused the QIC to later reflect on his first year with F3, as outlined below.

Condition

45 – 50 degrees, light misty rain, nasty conditions but perfect for motivation.

Disclaimer

YHC is not a professional. F3 workouts are voluntary and FREE – you are here voluntarily #YouAgainstYou. Modify as needed. Notify the Q or rest of Pax of any serious medical conditions #PushYourselfButDontHurtYourself.

The Thang
  • One lap around Marathon Park for a quick warmup in light rain, then head over to the parking lot.
  • At parking lot:
    • Transit to 4th Floor, then 10 X Imperial Squat Walkers
    • The Red Barchetta:
      • Run from one end of inclined ramp and back to position
      • 100 SSHs
      • Run to middle of parking lot and back to position
      • 75 mountain climbers
      • Run to middle of parking lot and back to position
      • 50 LBCs
      • Run to middle of parking lot then back to position
      • 25 Merkins
      • Run to middle of parking lot then back to position
      • 10 Burpees
    • 50 LBCs
    • 10 Bridges
    • The Red Barchetta 2
      • Run from one end of inclined ramp and back to position
      • 100 SSHs
      • Run to middle of parking lot and back to position
      • 75 lunges
      • Run to middle of parking lot and back to position
      • 50 LBCs
      • Run to middle of parking lot then back to position
      • 25 Burpees
      • Run to middle of parking lot then back to position
      • 10 Merkins
  • Lunge walk to the Summit of the Parking Lot
  • The “Guitar Hero electric solo” ( Guitar Hero led us for 25 double pushup Burpees, see solo at end of “Free Bird” for reference)
  • “Zoo Time” with Snoop Dogg – the naturalist led us on a bear crawl / 3 Merkin stop / Crab Walk transit, then rinse and repeat for the return.
  • Demob from the Parking lot, and then mosey back to the Marathon flag.

 

CountORama and NameORama
  • Guitar Hero
  • Snoop Dog
  • Shots Fired!

 

NakedManMoleskin
To quote Jocko Willink: There is no shortcut. There is no hack. There’s only one way. So get after it. As for me, I am the first to admit that I was searching for shortcuts, hacks and excuses since I moved to Houston in 2014, trying to get back in the shape the easy way, but not pushing myself and lazily promising that tomorrow would be the day that I get up early, and if not that day, then possibly the day after that
That way clearly did not work.
What did work was the constant barrage of invitations from my friend Pacecar to come work out at 0530 with a group of guys that he had met. After many months of delay (and after a bit of well-reasoned trepidation upon seeing a group of these guys blow past me with flags at Pacecar’s 5K event), I finally got out of bed on August 14, 2017 and met for the first time the PAX ITG of the Hogg – a great group of men.
Something clicked that day, and 54 F3 workouts, the loss of 10 pounds, 3 Qs and 70 Ruck miles later, I now fully appreciate what Willink is talking about. There is no shortcut. There is no hack. There’s only one way. Push yourself. Find and associate with others who motivate you. Challenge yourself. Embrace new things. Challenge the guy next to you. And then get after it.

Thanks to all of the PAX that have pushed me beyond my comfort zone this year – I really appreciate it and look forward to returning the favor.

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

*F3 Texas GrowRuck*
> Officially in Houston the last weekend in February. Get your hallpasses now and block that entire weekend for all THREE Fs.

F3 Growruck Shirts are now available on F3 MudGear – get yours today!

*Houston Spartan Sprint*
March 24th, 2018 – EBERLY RANCH, CHAPPELL HILL TX – More details here.

*Austin Spartan Sprint – All Texas Pax Convergence*
> May 20th, 2018 – REVEILLE PEAK RANCH, BURNET TX – More details here.

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– Shots Fired!

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